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Pandemic has lingering toll on smaller National Spelling Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is back, fully in person at its usual venue outside Washington for the first time since 2019
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FILE - Harini Logan, 11, of San Antonio, smiles after correctly spelling her word as she competes in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is back, fully in person at its usual venue outside Washington for the first time since 2019. But the pandemic continues to affect kids who've spent years preparing to compete for spelling's top prize. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Jury's duty in Depp-Heard trial doesn't track public debate

When the jury in Johnny Depp's libel suit against ex-wife Amber Heard resumes deliberations after the Memorial Day weekend, its focus will be on issues much removed from the public debate that has engulfed the proceedings
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Supporters of both actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard rally outside of the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. A jury heard closing arguments in Johnny Depp's high-profile libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made their closing arguments to a Virginia jury in Depp's civil suit against his ex-wife.(AP Photo/Craig Hudson)
May 28

Show's over for famed cabaret show at France's Lido

It’s the end of an era for the famed Lido cabaret on Paris’ Champs-Elysees
May 28
FILE - Lido dancers Alicia, left and Charlenne pose during a photo call at the Lido cabaret on the Champs-Elysees avenue to take part in the Crystal Globes awards ceremony in Paris, Monday, Dec. 30, 2016. It’s the end of an era for the famed Lido cabaret on Paris’ Champs-Elysees. Amid financial troubles and changing times, the venue’s new corporate owner is ditching most of the Lido’s staff and its high-kicking, high-glamour dance shows. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
May 28

Cannes to wrap with presentation of Palme d'Or on Saturday

The 75th Cannes Film Festival wraps Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or and other awards selected by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon
May 28
Tang Wei, from left, director Park Chan-wook, and Park Hae-il pose for photographers after departing the premiere of the film 'Decision to Leave' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 27

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
May 27
May 27

At long last, jury gets closing arguments in Depp trial

A jury is set to hear closing arguments in Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit.
May 27
Actor Amber Heard speaks to her legal team in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Monday, May 27, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)
May 27

Adam Conover's 'G Word' is funny crash course in government

Adam Conover is sure that laughter can open people up to new ideas
May 27
This image released by Netflix shows a scene from the limited series "The G Word with Adam Conover." (Netflix via AP)
May 27

Blaze destroys landmark restaurant in Detroit's Midtown

Fire has destroyed a landmark restaurant and brewpub in Midtown Detroit, but spared the neighboring Third Man Records store owned by musician Jack White as well as Shinola’s flagship watch store
May 27
FILE - Musician Jack White performs the national anthem before the first inning of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Detroit. Fire destroyed a landmark restaurant and brewpub Friday, May 27, 2022, in Midtown Detroit, but spared the neighboring Third Man Records store owned by musician Jack White as well as Shinola's flagship watch store. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
May 27

Director Kore-eda returns to Cannes with film about baby box

“Shoplifters” director Hirokazu Kore-eda returns to the Cannes Film Festival with “Broker,” another tale of misfits from society’s margins
May 27
Director Hirokazu Koreeda, left, and Song Kang-ho pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Broker' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 27, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 27

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker gets France's highest honor

The president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, has received France’s highest cultural honor in recognition of his support of the arts and artists
May 27
This photo provided by Ford Foundation shows Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation receiving France’s highest cultural honor in recognition of his support of the arts and artists on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the French embassy in New York. “Being in this firmament is absolutely humbling,” Walker told The Associated Press. “I’m simply a servant to the idea of art and justice in the world, because we can’t have justice without art.” (Kisha Bari/Ford Foundation via AP)
May 27

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 5/30/2022
May 27
May 27

Lukas Dhont's tender boyhood drama 'Close' stirs Cannes

Lukas Dhont’s sensitive coming-of-age film “Close,” about the tender friendship of two 13-year-old boys whose bond is tragically separated, has provided a late, emotional wallop at the Cannes Film Festival
May 27
Gustav De Waele, from left, director Lukas Dhont, Eden Dambrine, and Emilie Dequenne pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Close' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 27

Quentin Tarantino book 'Cinema Speculation' to land Oct. 25

Quentin Tarantino’s next book is a nonfiction dispatch from a lifelong movie fanatic
May 27
This cover image released by Harper shows "Cinema Speculation" by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. The book, releasing Oct. 25, will center on films from the 1970s that influenced the director during childhood. (Harper via AP)
May 27

Kelly Reichardt: 'I'm fine with being a side B-er'

The quiet perceptions, everyday troubles and intermittent moments of transcendence that make up Kelly Reichardt’s films have always stood apart from most American movies
May 27
Michelle Williams, left, and director Kelly Reichardt pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Showing Up' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 27

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's son cleared of drug charges

India's narcotics agency says Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s son has been cleared in a drug case involving a party on a luxury cruise ship, with no evidence showing he possessed banned drugs or was involved in trafficking
May 27
FILE- Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, center, is escorted by law enforcement officials from the Narcotics Control Bureau office for a medical check in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Khan was on Friday, May 27, cleared by authorities in a drugs-on-cruise case with no possession and corroborative evidence suggesting his involvement in a drug network, the investigating agency said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
May 27

Stars and royalty watch ABBA's return in digital stage show

Four decades after ABBA last performed live, audiences can once again see them.
May 27
Members of ABBA, from left, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson arrive for the ABBA Voyage concert at the ABBA Arena in London, Thursday May 26, 2022. ABBA is releasing its first new music in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the "Dancing Queen" quartet going entirely digital. The virtual version of the band will begin a series of concerts on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
May 27

K-pop sensation BTS to launch new show on Apple Music 1

BTS will reveal their gradual journey to becoming K-pop superstars through a new Apple Music weekly limited series
May 27
FILE - Korean group BTS appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursday, May 26. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 26

Indian novel 'Tomb of Sand' wins International Booker Prize

Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell have won the International Booker Prize for “Tomb of Sand.”
May 26
Author Geetanjali Shree delivers her acceptance speech after winning the 2022 International Booker Prize for her novel 'Tomb of Sand' in London, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
May 26

'Goodfellas' co-stars, many others pay tribute to Ray Liotta

Tributes are pouring in for actor Ray Liotta, who died at age 67 in the Dominican Republic
May 26
This image released by Amazon Prime Video shows Ray Liotta in a scene from the series "Hanna." Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Christopher Raphael/Amazon Prime Video via AP)
May 26

Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassion

Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest
May 26
In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, right, is embraced by Jennifer Aniston during the final taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. via AP)
May 26

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' star, dies

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died
May 26
FILE - Actor Ray Liotta attends the "No Sudden Move" premiere during the 20th Tribeca Festival in New York on June 18, 2021. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 26

Depeche Mode founding keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies at 60

Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, keyboardist for British synth pop giants Depeche Mode for more than 40 years, has died at age 60
May 26
May 26

Meghan pays respect to Texas school shooting victims

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has made a visit to a memorial site for the victims involved in the deadly elementary school shooting in Texas
May 26
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visits a memorial site, Thursday, May 26, 2022, honoring the victims killed in Tuesday's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas,. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 26

Kevin Spacey to face 4 sex assault charges in Britain

British prosecutors say they have authorized police to charge actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men
May 26
FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 26

Recount cranks up in Pennsylvania's GOP primary for Senate

Just 910 votes separate the two leading candidates in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate
May 26
A Chester County election worker processes ballots for the Pennsylvania primary election at the Chester County Voter Services office, Thursday, May 19, 2022, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 26

Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock's Yes, dead at 72

Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died
May 26
FILE - Alan White performs at Jonathan Cain and Friends at Rose Bar on April, 8, 2017, in New York. White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died at age 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home Thursday, May 26, 2022, after a brief illness. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
May 26

Amber Heard ends testimony asking Depp to 'leave me alone'

Amber Heard told jurors that a harassment campaign waged against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp has left her humiliated and scared for her life from multiple death threats, and said she just wants Depp to "leave me alone.”
May 26
Actor Amber Heard appears in the courtroom in the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 26, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
May 26

Boston Pops July Fourth show returns for 1st time in 3 years

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, a July Fourth holiday tradition in the city, is returning to its full glory after a three-year coronavirus hiatus
May 26
FILE - Keith Lockhart, center, conducts The Boston Pops orchestra during rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, on July 3, 2017, in Boston. For the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Pops will return to the Esplanade for their 2022 Fourth of July show. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 26

Kevin Spacey faces 4 sexual assault charges in UK

The actor's career was largely halted by sexual assault allegations.
May 26
Actor Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass., June 3, 2019.
May 26

Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle 'Elvis'

Baz Luhrmann was first in Cannes exactly 30 years ago with his debut “Strictly Ballroom,” which he recalls barely making a sound at the festival
May 26
Director Baz Luhrmann poses for portrait photographs for the film 'Elvis' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 26

Country star Blake Shelton named Indy 500 grand marshal

Blake Shelton will lend his voice to the Indianapolis 500 as the grand marshal for Sunday’s race
May 26
Blake Shelton performs before the NASCAR All-Star auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
May 26

Adapting Denis Johnson, Claire Denis debuts 'Stars at Noon'

Just days removed from finishing her latest film and hours after arriving in Cannes, Claire Denis sits down in a poolside hotel restaurant and warmly pronounces herself “a mess.”
May 26
Director Claire Denis poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Stars at Noon' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
May 26
FILE - Camille A. Brown participates in the 73rd annual Tony Awards "Meet the Nominees" press day in New York on May 1, 2019. Brown is nominated for two Tony Awards, one for best direction of a play, and one for best choreography her work on "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 26

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending May 20th
May 26
May 26

Actor Ray Liotta has died in the Dominican Republic: source

Actor Ray Liotta has died in the Dominican Republic: source
May 26
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K-pop band BTS and Biden to meet to discuss Asian inclusion

The White House says the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band BTS and President Joe Biden will meet next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation.”
May 26
FILE - Korean group BTS appears at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursday, May 26. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 26

Spanish court dismisses Shakira appeal in tax fraud case

A court in Spain has dismissed Colombian singer Shakira’s appeal in a tax fraud case
May 26
FILE - Shakira poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Elvis' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. A court in Spain dismissed an appeal from Colombian singer Shakira on Thursday, May 26 paving the way for the case to go to trial after a previous judge concluded that there was evidence to suggest the pop star may have avoided her fiscal obligations to the state. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, file)
May 26

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending 5/22/2022
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Jon Batiste kicks off Grammy Museum's educational series

Jon Batiste will kick off a series geared toward the Grammy Museum's public and educational programs in New York City next month
May 26
FILE - Jon Batiste arrives at the 64th annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. Batiste will kick off a series geared toward the Grammy Museum's public and educational programs in New York City next month. The museum announced Thursday, May 26 that Batiste will perform during a series titled “A New York Evening with Jon Batiste,” and will hit the stage on June 17 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 26

Paris: Ex-leader of Louvre charged with money laundering

The former president of the Louvre museum has received preliminary charges for alleged antiquities trafficking during his tenure as head of the famous Paris museum
May 26
FILE - President-Director of the Louvre museum Jean-Luc Martinez poses during a visit of the Louvre museum Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Paris. The former Louvre president has been given preliminary charges for antiques trafficking during his tenure as head of the world's most famous museum and home to the Mona Lisa. Jean-Luc Martinez was charged by Paris police Wednesday May 25, 2022 on counts of "complicity in organized fraud" and money laundering, according to the Paris prosecutors' office, which added that he remains under judicial control. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 25

Literary 'superagent' Mort Janklow dies at 91

Literary ‘superagent’ Mort Janklow, whose clients included Ronald Reagan and Barbara Walters, has died at age 91
May 25
May 25

'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murder

A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago
May 25
FILE - Romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy, left, accused of killing her husband, Dan Brophy, in June 2018, watches proceedings in court in Portland, Ore., Monday, April 4, 2022. A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted the self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Kill Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File Photo)
May 25

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar gets 12 years in child porn case

A federal judge has sentenced reality TV’s Josh Duggar to about 12 1/2 years in prison for his conviction on one count of receiving child pornography
May 25
May 25

Kate Moss denies Depp ever pushed her down staircase

Moss testified for less than 5 minutes and was not cross-examined.
May 25
Model Kate Moss, a former girlfriend of actor Johnny Depp, is sworn in to testify via video link during Depp's defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., May 25, 2022.
May 25

Judge sentences former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in prison for child pornography conviction

Judge sentences former reality TV star Josh Duggar to more than 12 years in prison for child pornography conviction
May 25
May 25

UK's Prince Charles visits Ukrainian refugees in Romania

Charles, Prince of Wales traveled to Romania’s capital on Wednesday to visit refugees, mostly women and children, that have found safety in the Eastern European country after fleeing Russia’s war in Ukraine
May 25
Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Margaret, the Custodian of the Romanian Crown, offer presents to refugees during a visit at a center for refugees fleeing the war in neighboring Ukraine, at the Romexpo convention center, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Alex Micsik/Pool via AP)
May 25

'Elvis' makes a splash at Cannes Film Festival premiere

Baz Luhrmann’s  “Elvis” brought hip-shaking swagger to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, debuting a grand and glitzy portrait of the Memphis rock ‘n’ roll legend on the French Riviera
May 25
Director Baz Luhrmann, left, and Austin Butler pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Elvis' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 25

Steven Tyler enters treatment, Aerosmith cancels shows

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program, forcing the Boston-based rock band to cancel the first portion of its upcoming Las Vegas residency
May 25
FILE - Steven Tyler, of the musical group Aerosmith, performs at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program, forcing the Boston-based rock band to cancel the first portion of its upcoming Las Vegas residency. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
May 25

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker gets France's highest honor

The president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, has received France’s highest cultural honor in recognition of his support of the arts and artists
May 25
This photo provided by Ford Foundation shows Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation receiving France’s highest cultural honor in recognition of his support of the arts and artists on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the French embassy in New York. “Being in this firmament is absolutely humbling,” Walker told The Associated Press. “I’m simply a servant to the idea of art and justice in the world, because we can’t have justice without art.” (Kisha Bari/Ford Foundation via AP)